Antique Sterling Silver Russian Match Holder
Superb niello engraving adorn this Russian hallmark antique silver hinged match holder & match striker. There is an attachment for hanging this sterling silver match holder off a button hole along with an aperture for tying it to a military braid perhaps for a Cossack officer.
The match striker has the word Caucasus inscribed in cyrillic in the central cartouche. It is marked for the year 1877 along with the sterling standard of 84 (87.5%) for Russian sterling silver. The city of origin is St Petersburg with the maker being unknown to me.
A fabulous addition to your tobacciana or Russian sterling silver collection.
Antique Silver Match Holder measures 2.5" by 1.5"
Please do not purchase if you intend to melt this down for scrap. I have a huge appreciation for antiques and would prefer not to sell the item if it will be intentionally destroyed.
This antique silver match striker good condition with some signs of use commensurate with age and use (please see all photographs as they form part of the description).
Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about this item.
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